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Prevent, Promote & Protect

The mission of the Needham Public Health Division since 1877 has been to prevent
and control the spread of disease, to address environmental issues, to promote
healthy lifestyles, and protect the public health and social well-being of all citizens,
especially the most vulnerable.

PRESS RELEASE—Needham’s Public Health Division Receives Three 

Food Safety Grant Awards from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
View press release here

PRESS RELEASE - Needham's Public Health Division Receives Grant 
Funding to Support Continuous Process Improvement and Accreditation
Efforts. View press release here 

Needham Public Health Division is working with the state and RTS to
revise the current Waste Hauler regulation. View the proposed 
regulation here.  Needham Board of Health will be voting on the 
proposed regulation at its next board meeting which is on 
May 11th, 7:00 AM in the Charles River room of the Public Services
Administration Building.  Needham Public Health is accepting public
comments until noon on May 4, 2018. Please send comments to 
or in writing to Needham
Public Health, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Dumpster Maintenance Requirements

During the hot and humid summer weather, keeping up with dumpster
requirements is more important than ever! Overfilled dumpsters with
open covers and odors are common summertime public health nuisance
complaints. 

Please take a moment to review with your staff the following reminders
to keep your dumpster clean and maintained:
 


Click here to view the All Dumpster Maintenance Requirements
                           
Stop Addiction

For information, support and resources for Opioid Addiction, please visit:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/stop-addiction/

Learn2cope and MA General ARMS (Addiction Recovery
Management Service) have additional information
on support groups, resources and other links:


Learn2Cope:
http://learn2cope.org/
MA General ARMS: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/arms/about.aspx         

Draft Concussion Regulation: http://www.needhamma.gov/health

Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness Tips

Preventing West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito Borne Illness

For more information, contact Norfolk County Mosquito Control
 


Important Links
Timothy McDonald
Director of Public Health
Contact


Inquiry To Health Dept.


Town Hall
1471 Highland Ave. 
Needham, MA  02492

Ph: 781-455-7500 Ext. 511
Fx: 781-455-0892

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.